Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Vicia sativa

common vetch

synonym: Vicia communis, globosa, maculata

organparasitic modestagenotetaxonomic groupparasite
predatorBraconidaeAphidius ervi
leafvagrantMiridaeLygus rugulipennis
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCupido alcetas
leafvagrantNoctuidaeNoctua comes
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeCoelositona limosus
unknownunknownCurculionidaeSitona concavirostris
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona cylindricollis
leafvagrantNoctuidaeAporophyla nigra
leafvagrantLycaenidaeCelastrina argiolus
leafvagrantTetranychidaeBryobia vasiljevi
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera miles
unknownborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion vorax
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma cerdo
leafhiddenThripidaeThrips angusticeps
flowerhiddenAeolothripidaeMelanthrips pallidior
leafvagrantChrysomelidaeGonioctena fornicata
fruitborerChrysomelidaeSerratobruchidius rubiginosus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeSerratobruchidius quinqueguttatus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus rufimanus
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus luteicornis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus brachialis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus pisorum
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus ulicis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus luteicornis
fruitborerChrysomelidaeBruchus rufipes
leafvagrantCurculionidaeHypera striata
leafvagrantArgidaeAprosthema austriacum
systemichiddenThripidaeFirmothrips firmus
fruitborerTortricidaeGrapholita orobana
flowerhiddenThripidaeKakothrips robustus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona suturalis
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lineatus
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona macularius
rootvagrantlarvaCurculionidaeSitona lineellus
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma pomonae
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion punctiger
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeEutrichapion ervi
fruitborerlarvaApionidaeOxystoma craccae
leafminerAgromyzidaeChromatomyia horticola
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae
leafgalldoubtfulCecidomyiidaeAnabremia bellevoyei
leafgallEriophyidaeAculus retiolatus
leafvagrantsummer generationAphididaeAphis fabae fabae
stemvagrantAphididaeAphis craccivora
systemicborerAnguinidaeDitylenchus dipsaci
fruitgallCurculionidaeTychius quinquepunctatus
flowergallCecidomyiidaeContarinia craccae
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe baeumleri
leafdownErysiphalesErysiphe pisi var. pisi
leafdownErysiphalesLeveillula papilionacearum
leafdownPeronosporalesPeronospora viciae
leafleaf spotCapnodialesRamularia sphaeroidea
leafgallAphididaeMegoura viciae
leafgallCecidomyiidaeDasineura viciae
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza bicophaga
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza lathyri
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza nana
leafminerAgromyzidaeAgromyza viciae
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza congesta
leafminerAgromyzidaeLiriomyza xanthocera
leafminerGracillariidaePhyllonorycter nigrescentella
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces ervi
leafpustuleaecia uredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-fabae
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces briardii
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces fischeri-eduardi
leafpustuleuredinia teliaPuccinialesUromyces viciae-craccae
leafgallAphididaeAphis craccae


the part of the plant that most conspicuously is hit by the parasite

all buds: both flower buds and leaf buds
flower: also inflorescence
leaf: also needle, phyllodium, petiole
leaf bud: also unfolding young leaf
fruit: also seed
root: also root stock, runners
root collar: also the lowest part of the stem
stem: also culm, the lower part of the peduncle, in grasses also leaf sheath
systemic: the entire above-ground plant.


borer: larva living internally, almost no outwards signs
down: 0.5-2 mm high fungal down
film: very thin cover of fungal tussue
gall: swelling and/or malformation
grazer: feeding at the outside of the plant
leaf spot discoloured, often ± necrotic, generally not galled, sign of a fungus infection
miner-borer: larve initially makes a mine, lives as a borer later
pustule: plug of fungal tissue, generally brown-black and < 2 mm
stripe: longitudinal line of fungal tissue in a grass leaf
vagrant: (aphids, mites) living freely on the plant, at higher densitiy causing malformations.


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The host plant spectre of a parasite is rarely known exhaustively; this applies in particular at the species level. It is advisable therefore to check at least also the list of all parasites of this genus.


Last modified 10.vii.2022